“The Magellan International School is an independent, not-for-profit school founded in 2009 which today educates more than 360 students from age 3 through 8th grade. The School is named after Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who conceived of and led the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the world. It is this same curiosity, passion, and capacity for achievement in a global context that the School aims to give its students….The Magellan International School provides a caring and respectful multicultural environment in developing strong language skills in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.  Students are encouraged to understand and appreciate cultures from around the world. At Magellan, the powerful combination of the International Baccalaureate curriculum; Spanish and Mandarin instruction; and exceptional global faculty prepares students to thrive as Global Citizens of the 21st Century, inspiring a life-long love of learning, compassion for others and service to the community and planet.”



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7938 Great Northern Boulevard; Austin, Texas 78757


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3rd and 1st grade parent
2017-05-18 18:06:22
We've been at this school for 4 years now and every year it's a struggle to return While we love the IB program and feel the language in vital the lack of classroom management and structure is troubling. We're still here - and will return again next year. It's the best program Austin has to offer - we truly wish there were more.
JP Maxwell
2016-01-15 16:43:45
So this is from our daughters classroom weekly e-mail and really captures why I love this school so much: In First Grade this week, we worked on our emotional intelligence and mindfulness skills. We started the class by playing “emotion charades,” which the students were given an emotion and needed to act it out silently. After the emotion, we identified if the emotion is pleasant, unpleasant, or both. After playing “emotion charades,” we took a silent mindfulness walk outside and noticed the nature around the playground and the clouds in the sky. The students returned to their class and drew a picture of something they noticed on their walk that they never noticed before. The students created beautiful drawings and seemed to enjoy both activities.
JP Maxwell
2016-01-14 17:59:10
Our daughter is in first grade and our son is in pre-primary 3 (3 year olds). Our daughter started at age 3. We can not speak more highly of a school than we do of Magellan. It is a fantastic learning environment with a unique focus on Spanish immersion education combined with the International Baccalaureate standard. The teachers are all loving, caring and super knowledgeable. The environment is one that allows the students to learn, explore and grow in an amazing environment. When they say "global citizens of the 21st century" they aren't kidding. In addition, the parent community is absolutely amazing. I've never met a set of more dedicated, interesting and fun parents to raise and educate our children together. I highly recommend checking out an info session if you at all interested in learning more.
2015-05-18 16:35:07
Our son is just completing PP4 at Magellan and it has been a tremendous year for him. In the beginning my husband and I were a little bit disappointed with the pace and content being taught (ie. learning ABCs and numbers 1-10). However, Ms. Ana Mendez did an outstanding job reassuring us AND proving that our son would be given personalized attention to continue on his personal trajectory. The classroom was divided into workgroups/tables with kids at similar levels. This year our son learned how to read and speak Spanish, not to mention read and write in English (and has progressed at an astounding pace), and Mandarin (not at Magellan, see Chinese with Meggie review). The school's emphasis on developing global, caring citizens is something that can be witnessed in the classroom and out. There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer in the classroom throughout the year as well. There can be an overwhelming amount of emails, but I'm learning that's quite typical.